slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAR 15, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2007 Average initial head that dissipates quickly. Under this lies a completely opaque black stout. Not too much lacing but small traces of foam hold the edges. Nose is very sweet with chocolate hitting me first followed by some coffee-malty-ness. The taste is sooo great. It is bitter like bakers chocolate, but the hops really don’t overwhelm. There is a slight taste of burnt bread, but even this is very pleasant. It was extremely drinkable with almost no trace of alcohol, more less 9.1 percent of it! The end is predominantly coffee like. My first Imperial Stout.
ramboraffe (730) - SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355 ml bottle. Black with tanned head. Smell is heavy roasted malt with coffee and chocolate. Taste is big roasted malt body with coffee and chocolate and a finishing alcohol warmth and grassy, citrus hop bitterness. Dry with high bitterness and high carbonation.
neongolden (561) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 24, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(355ml bottle from Systembolaget) Pours bitch black with a dense, moderately sized pale tan head, lots of lace and bubbles working up the side of the glass. Aroma of sweet chocolate, roasted slightly bready malt, a bit of coffee, and a hoppy character that is some amalgam of citrus peel, tropical fruit and tart berry. On the palate, sweetish at first chocolate, dark fruits like dates and figs, coffee, almost cake like(?!) malt, fading into vanilla and roasty coffee with cream in the middle and then a fairly substantial dry roast/citrus fruity bitterness on the finish with a little hop bite. Aftertaste is bitter and softly astringent with a little char but lingering sweet fruity malt and a bit of orange peel to counterbalance. Medium-full and creamy mouthfeel with below average carb and little alcohol. I seem to remember this being hoppier, but the hops still have a nice bite and the malt core is rich without being cloying, good roast levels. Nice sipper on the drier side of the imperial stout spectrum. Perhaps if it were really fresh I’d see it as closer to a black IPA but this drinks like a nice hoppy stout to me still.
Melker (220) - Varberg, SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Almost black, medium brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee beans, vanilla, berries. Hoppy, dry, bitter. Nice.
lopisar (223) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black color with nice tan head. Burnt aroma, dark bread, chocolate. Dry feeling. Sweet with a really heavy dark feeling.
Leini (922) - SWEDEN - DEC 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle. Pitch black body with a medium tan head. Loads of lacing. Chocolate, heavily roasted coffee, caramel, a hint of lemon zest. Medium co2 with loads of small bubbles. Creamy mouthfeel. Finishes dry and long, with a warming alcohol.
vjohans (103) - SWEDEN - DEC 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
chocolate, caramel, coffee, citrus, alcohol, smoke, vanilla, black, tan foam, brown foam, hazy, medium sweetness, very bitter, full body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish, bitter,
GothGargoyle (1421) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep black with a nice beige head. Aroma is liquorice, dates, figs, chocolate, coffee. Full bodied, slightly sticky mouthfeel, nice balance of sweetness and roasty bitterness. Taste is liquorice, chocolate, fig, dates, mild coffee, roasted grains.
Nisse666 (4505) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from SB cons 2014-12-20 Göteborg
AR: roasted malt, dark and bitter chocolate, dried tropical fruity
AP: opac black thick fluid, stouthy créme dark brown steady lid
F: roasted malt, dark bitter chocolate, coffey beans, salt liqurice. Heavy in bitterness a bit raw, wee fruity, tar
Gaultier (506) - SWEDEN - DEC 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
@ Nedre Mölla 18/12-14. Bottle from Systembolaget. Aroma: Chocolate, roasted malt, notes of vanilla and hops. Taste: Chocolate, roasted malt, hoppy notes. Body is medium, the finish is dry, bitter and roasted.
Jorn69 (1164) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
@ Havregatan 141216. Bottle (355 ml) from Systembolaget. Roasted malty with hoppy notes, chocolate and vanilla, medium body with an oily to creamy texture. The finish is dry, bitter and roasted.